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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding list of artificial food colorings licensing cannabis distributors inventory and quality control highly-concentrated oils or waxes diagram of the business’s layout edible products security and cannabis waste disposal Premises Diagram license review process transportation of cannabis goods must enter certain events Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Temporary Cannabis Event Operating Procedures M-licensees tobacco products requiring refrigeration Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates operating procedures cannabis market CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensing cannabis retailers Proposition 65 track and trace system stickers compliance with local jurisdiction ingredient list structure and formation documents Foreign Material Testing Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control 100 mg of THC per package protocol Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles Licensee Lookup Tool Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) transportation health impacts of cannabis Transition Period manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) designated structure Cultivation less than 10,000 hydrocarbon-based solvents cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Authorization Attachment microbusinesses The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) convicted of a substantially related crime 2018 proposed changes supply chain Individual Owner Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) commercial cannabis manufacturing in California sanitary workplaces mandated warning statements premises diagram Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products tamper-evident cultivation delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods conditional license Track and Trace quality control labels not be attractive supplemental label no added caffeine hang tag or a peel-back label 2018 regulations transport cannabis goods to retailer informational panel Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Mycotoxins Testing public Licensee Lookup Tool cannabis event organizer license commercial cannabis products an officer or director of a cannabis business California Department of Public Health sampling standards cannabis waste Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) Retailer (Type 10) at least 99% purity Form # CDPH-9041 2018 problems dried flower sales of cannabis goods state cannabis licensing MCSB’s temporary license application BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing small product packaging Edibles– Products concentrate paper inserted into the packaging finished product 600-foot radius of a school Transport vehicles alarm system Labor peace agreement the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) labeling Local Authorization Business Information valid waiver financial interest holder local jurisdiction authorization Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Temporary event up to 4 days product as a candy prohibited 2018 issues manufacturers who package for other producers primary panel requirements licensing cannabis microbusinesses Ethanol Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) 2018 revisions secondary package destruction of cannabis goods local jurisdiction’s requirements good manufacturing practices Bond and Insurance Information chain of custody health claims Identifying information 2018 resolutions recordkeeping security public health and safety 2018 recent news adult-use commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving manufacturing activities Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Live Scans for each owner separate applications Manufacturing (non-volatile) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market packaging and labeling immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery secured area Criminal History THC levels Business Organizational transportation and security manufacturing scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises 2018 laws Completed Temporary License Application Form basic nutritional information shipping manifest certified by a California-licensed engineer cannabis sales and/or consumption re-sealable Seller’s permit number shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company CDTFA seller’s permit 2018 compliance exit packaging commercial cannabis activity manufacturing cannabis products disclosure of all criminal convictions managing member cannabis cultivation licensing 2018 new laws extraction capsules transporting cannabis goods Bond in the amount of $5,000 Temporary License Application onsite consumption of cannabis goods licensed physical location (premises) Mechanical Microbusiness packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls loan provided to a commercial cannabis business inventory licensed premises pre-made or purchased comply with all packaging and labeling requirements member manager packaging and labeling requirements commercial kitchens California Department of Public Health (CDPH) purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 disposal ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation emergency regulations LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS manufacturer's name persons 21 years of age or older California Public Records Act entry into the legal, regulated market Butane/Hexane/Propane A-license Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 alcoholic beverages topicals Category II Residual Pesticides Testing final form cannabis industries CDPH-9041 medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together commercial cannabis manufacturing manufacture cannabis products consumption of alcohol or tobacco licensed cannabis manufacturers shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit waste disposal sugar remove THC/CBD regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis activity for a period of 120 days Cannabis Manufacturing CO2 and ethanol extractions manned motor vehicle shared-use manufacturing facilities evidence of rehabilitation Financial Interest inhalable cannabis product guidelines limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package The California Department of Public Health's licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers access to the area(s) temporary license Application Checklist Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods A-license and an M-license government warning statement label cannabis plants persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business compliance with regulations Premises diagram laboratory quality assurance secondary packaging Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) Food-grade Butter/Oil medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity sanitary and hazard-free environment Vehicle Requirements annual license application extracts potentially-hazardous foods opaque exit package cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) no infusion of nicotine licensed cannabis cultivators Extractions using CO2 Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing three state cannabis-licensing authorities contaminant free retailers no infusion of alcohol Local Issuing Authority testing laboratories Local Jurisdictions infusion amount of sodium Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch unique ID/batch number Fingerprints licensing scheme A-licensees payable to the state of California Premises Information Distributor transport A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity minimum standards for extraction processes M-license MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH definition of owner licensed cannabis distributors child-resistant packaging nonlaboratory quality control volatile solvent tinctures workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control motor carrier permit Arranging for laboratory testing 120 days loop system disposal and destruction methods investment into a commercial cannabis business cannabis cartoons at least 20% ownership interest Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Temporary License Application Information 2018 important information highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin 2018 fines licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises period of 120 days operating premises amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package testing lab CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL commercial cannabis manufacturing activity Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) testing of cannabis goods three cannabis licensing authorities Heavy Metals Testing Water/Food-grade Dry Ice Terpenoids Testing exception for testing laboratories Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 600 foot radius of a school medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Physical address contaminants some nutritional facts allergen information edibles packaging opaque medicinal and adult-use markets Owner Proposed Section 40133 equity interest in a commercial cannabis business vape cartridges Category I Residual Pesticides Testing medicinal commercial cannabis activity manufacturing practices online licensing system required limits local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories surety bond product formulation packaging aggregate interest of 20% or more Licensees commercial cannabis manufacturers waste management laws Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act regulatory framework evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises written procedures for inventory control testing methods distributors periods of 90 days extensions Type S share facility space storage of cannabis goods carbohydrates and fat per serving MCSB cannabis training The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Financial information procedures for inventory control cannabis adult-use products CDPH-issued universal symbol Personnel Requirements Percentage of ownership amount of THC content ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Retailer (nonstorefront) 2018 updates Moisture Content Testing onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods meat and seafood, and other products Distributor Transport Only identity of the product local jurisdiction ownership premises is not within a Government Licensee Information supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products medicinal and adult-use or both markets regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California conducting quality assurance review Cannabinoids Testing property for the commercial cannabis activity child-resistant outer package and more.

In addition, Kief package flower or pre-rolls Allergen Actual yield Department Lot Type 12 (Microbusiness) Pathogen Licensee track and trace system Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Processing aid UID Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents products similar to traditional food products prohibited Allergen cross-contact Quality control personnel Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cannabis product Pre-roll THC Adult-use Market Limited-access area Applicant Edible cannabis product Track and trace system Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Immature plant Request for Live Scan In-process material Quality control operation Quality Specialty Cottage Indoor Manufacture Specialty Outdoor Premises Batch infused butters and oils as concentrates Quarantine Net weight list of cannabis manufacturers Nonvolatile solvent Hazard Finished product Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Manufacturer licensee Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Small Indoor Adulterated Informational panel Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing Unique identifier cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Processor Distribution Cultivation site THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package alternate use of a manufacturing premises Serving Personnel Validation Component Mixed-light cultivation Medium Outdoor Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) DPH-17-010E M-license Volatile solvent Monitor Bureau Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Watts per square foot Nursery Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Flowering Outdoor cultivation Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Dried flower Proposition 65 warning statement Sanitize Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Topical cannabis product Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Qualified individual Wet weight Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Canopy Mixed-light Tier 1 Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mixed-light Tier 2 Environmental pathogen Type 11 (Distributor) Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Pest Track-and-trace systems Nonmanufactured cannabis product gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Cultivation Primary panel Specialty Cottage Outdoor Holding Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Adequate Contact surface Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Theoretical yield Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Product Identity Infusion CBD adulteration Process Type N – for infusions Verification Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Package Medium Indoor Small Outdoor Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Universal symbol Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Mature plant Microorganisms Extraction Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Preventive controls Harvest Batch CBD from industrial hemp Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Commercial cannabis activity Specialty Indoor Raw material Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Type P – for packaging and labeling only Indoor cultivation Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Ingredient infused pre-rolls Labeling cannabis concentrates MCSB 90-day extension periods Type 10 (Retailer) and more.


Last updated on September 18, 2018



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